The game we've known as Max Anarchy until now - well, for the past two days - will be known as Anarchy Reigns when it comes to the West. Sega makes the latest game from PlatinumGames official today, with all-new screens.
Anarchy Reigns is described by Sega as a "third-person multiplayer brawler" due for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year. The publisher promises a "a diverse range of multiplayer modes to provide players with different challenges, including Tag Team battles and Battle Royal".
The online beat 'em up will be produced by Atsushi Inaba of Okami, Vanquish and Madworld fame and directed by Masaki Yamanaka. Yamanaka has also worked on Madworld, God Hand and Resident Evil 4, but this is his first go as a director.
"There are plenty of 'versus multiplayer games' where gamers face each other down the barrel of a gun," Yamanaka says of his directorial debut. "Anarchy Reigns is unique in that allows a large number of players to go fist to fist in online multiplayer battles. The challenge of creating a brawler like this is second to none, but neither is the gameplay. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are both amped far beyond what you would ever experience in a shooter. I'm making this the game that I have always wanted to play, and I won't stop until that goal is met. I hope you all look forward to brawling online."
Here are two screens of the game in action.